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and the united states, the governor of libya, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states. than heavily armed mob sters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. president obama was asked about the relationship we jipt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and by definition as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally. >> the president has been very clear. everybody has understand, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change in the nature of our relationship. obviously, the president had a conversation with president morsi. it's the responsibility of the egyptian government, of as a host, to protect facilities including our ow
of the united states. >> now to christiane amanpour. i spoke to her earlier. >> he's been described in california real estate. he describes himself as an israeli. he's talked publicly since going into hiding. he says islam is a cancer. he said this was a deliberately provocative film to show that muhammad is a fraud. the film showed him as a pedophile, a womanizer, a thug. it basically denigrated him. you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. so now, one has to really try to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there, who is using this and whipping up hatred. >> one of the things we're seeing now is the consequences of more freedom in the middle east. >> yes, more freedom. i have spoke on the the prime minister of egypt and the new leader of libya. they want good relations with the united states. while this film was kind of hidden in the internet until it got an arabic subtitle and sound track, then it back popular. local imams whipped up fervor. >> the current regimes don't have the control. >> they do and they don't. in egypt, there's a military, a polic
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
, it was personal. >> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. chris won friends for the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaves two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and mar
briefed much earlier than he was. >>> overseas the explosive protests against the united states, the ones citing that anti-islam film seemed to be waning, but there is a new target tonight in france. a satirical magazine added fuel to the fire publishing cartoons mocking the profit mow hphet mu. and tonight, 22 schools and embassy are being closed as a precaution against violence in france. >>> now we head to the gulf, where high stakes car games are under way. the u.s. placed an unmistakable signal to iran. abc's nick schifrin tells about it. he is right there. nick. >> reporter: diane, we're sailing on the nuclear powered uss eisenhower, and we're only about 50 miles from iran. never before has the u.s. flexed so much muscle so close to iran. more jets, ships and nations taking part than ever before. the u.s. has sent two aircraft carriers into this region and each one has more than 40 of these -- these are f-18 fighter that could reach thousands of miles into iranian air space. to give you a sense of how big this buildup is, each of these carriers has more firepower than the entire ira
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
the united states increase in military in the asia pacific region. he said the u.s. is trying to have common concerns and confident the two countries will be i am -- able to improve dialogue. [ unintelligible ] >>> san firefighter who suffered a serious leg injury recovering at home. we brought the story to you live yesterday morning. the firefighter was working with a power saw on the roof of the tequila grill on east 14th street after a fire broke out he was cut with that saw. paramedics rushed the firefighter to the hospital. doctors determined no arteries or tendons were cut. the fire started in a dumpster behind the restaurant. >>> daredevil faces charges for a failed base jump from the highest bridge in california. 26-year-old jumped from the 730 foot tall forest hill bridge in placer county monday night. popular spot to base jump but still illegal he was trapped 150 above the ground for five hours until rescuers could free him. >> never jump at night couldn't see anything, a tree, i'm in pain and i'm tired. >> he is a recreational skydiver. he face two misdemeanor charges for in late
to the united states, rather than remain in france with her ex. we'll talk to her in an exclusive interview in a moment. first, the latest from tanya rivero. >> reporter: actress kelly rutherford back to work in new york, on the set of "gossip girl." after the devastating custody ruling, keeping her children away. on the show, she plays a posh and polished mom, that rarely loses her cool. but behind the scenes, the three-year fight with her ex-husband, daniel giersch, over custody of their two children, ages 3 and 5, is reportedly crushing her. on tuesday, a judge ordered the children remain in france with their father, who they've been visiting over the summer. friday, rutherford asked the judge for a stay, which would have brought the kids back to new york while she appeals. but the stay was denied, destroying her last hope of getting the children back before school. giersch is a european citizen, who can no longer enter the u.s. since his visa was revoked. the judge ruled in order to maintain a 50/50 care taking split, the children must stay in france with him and rutherford travel back
. a magnificent building. >> it's going to be the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. >>> all right. there is still no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores, a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district'
of the united states has an obligation after four years of being president, to be the one who's the most specific. >> so the challenger doesn't have to? >> i didn't say that. he has the bigger obligation. that ad does nothing to add to the debate and discussion, except to not tell the truth. he starts off by not telling the truth. which is, the president says governor romney wants more tax cuts for the rich. which is not true. governor romney said it over and over and over again, the rich will not pay less. under his tax plan. >> but their tax rates will come down. >> george, you chakd the rates. if the same amount of money coming out of your pocket and my pocket, you don't care what the rate is. i think what we're trying to do is where america is more competitive on its race with the rest of the world. we're competing in a global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear vision on that. guess what he's going do, he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. >> don't
,000 recent park visitors in all. >> this is possibly the greatest cluster which has occurred in the united states that i am aware of. >> reporter: early symptoms, can take up to six weeks to appear, including fatigue, fever, and chills, giving way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is, there is no known treatment or cure. >> there is really nothing you can do preemptively if you were exposed to hanta virus. >> reporter: for one of america's oldest and most popular national parks, a serious threat. yosemite's majestic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide epidemic. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> now to phoenix. imagine looking out your window and seeing this, a giant wall of dust, 2,500 feet high. as abc's neal karlinsky tells us, it's just the beginning of the extreme weather erupting there. >> reporter: the giant dust storm that blanketed phoenix, was so thick, so other worldly, people throughout the city took out their cameras to record it. >> this is insane. look at this thing move. it's just moving qui
is doing well. >> 2,000 craft breweries in the united states, and a thousand more planned. tasting is always done responsibly. >> alan: tens of authorities of spirit a wine lovers are expected in millbrae again tomorrow for the bay area's biggest labor day weekend event. ♪ >> alan: it's the annual millbrae art and wine festival, considered by in to be the last blast of summer. music is part of the fun with nine band performing and 250 artists artists and craftmakers displaying their skills, and the event includes a classic car skill and a microbrew tasting tent. >> do shopping for a special birthday or anniversary gift. >> the event wraps up tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. >> a lot of bay area residents are getting away this labor day weekend. according to a survey by trip adviser, 27% are planning to travel. that's up from 22% last year. among those traveling, 54% expect to drive and 31% plan to fly, and here's where bay area residents are going, carmel tops the list, followed by napa, lake tahoe, calistoga and santa cruz, and leigh glaser is standing by to tell us how the
be the deciding vote for the presidency of the united states of america. and so it is great to be doing this. it is very, very important. >> dolores who co founded the farmer's union knows president obama pretty well. three months ago he awarded the civil rights and labor leader the medal of freedom, country's highest honor. young latinos are motivated and the internet is their platform. >> and they are really excited about this election. it is a good thing. >> tomorrow the california delegation gathers for their first meeting of the convention. they will be meeting priet bright and early with nancy pelosi at their hotel. we will be there too. >> and mark will be live this week from the democratic national convention in charlotte. you can get instant updates by following on him on our facebook page. mark is tweeting at matthews at abc.7. >>> he is a huge clint eastwood fan even though the invisible monologue at the republican convention. the hollywood star spoke with an imaginary president obama in an empty chair just before mitt romney spoke at the gop convention on thursday evening. usa to
, 129 inmates, are free after a daring escape just three miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prison's workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to pull themselves to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces are working to put the escapees back there. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have late n
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside. but the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense batt battleground schedule. campaigning in virginia. he doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum visited. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in those battleground states. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in th
government account kthable and the united states will do what we must to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> mitt romney continues to take aim at the statements and said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. bumps in the road? there is an ambassador assassinated and iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon? >> romney said he'd back a strike against the facilities but believes an attack on iran would have consequence autos they'd likely launch a manhattan-style increase on nuclear weapon autos we'll hear from mitt romney. and he and the president battle over another middle east policy. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> we'll see you at 6:00. >> and in eastern san diego county firefighters making progress on a wildfire. fast moving flames have kept crews on their toes three days now. at this moment, it stands 55%. the fire destroyed or damaged 30 homes and there are families now returning home to find they've lost everything. >> this is heart breaking you know? heart breaking. >> we don't have nothing to come back to. >> officials
more than doubled its production rate of enriched uranium since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: last year's meeting president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism that he's more focused this year on campaigning than goff earning. hillary clinton met with 20 world leaders in his place. diane. >>> thank you so much from the white house, jake tapper tonight. >>> and now we move on to football, and the split second call that had everyone up in arms today. professional football referees are locked out in a contract battle with the nfl and their replacements have been called in some pretty amateur venues. last night was not pretty. here's dan harris. >> reporter: there are eight seconds on the clock the seattle seahawks are losing to the green bay packers. and the seattle quarterback throws a hail mary. >> fought for by tate with jennings, simultaneous. who has it? who will they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: look
with anger rising now across the muslim word, aimed at the united states. all stemming from that controversial anti-muslim movie. hundreds of protesters poured into the grounds of the u.s. embassy in yemen. we're told all personnel are safe at this time. new protests broke out in cairo. police fired tear gas to disperse protesters. president obama said the country of egypt is not an ally of the u.s., but not an enemy, either. and the investigation into tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is just beginning. jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: it's blistering hot here. there's an undercurrent of anger and sadness. tell the american people we are so sorry about the killing of ambassador stevens, one person said to me. conveying that the murder of stevens and the killing of three over americans on tuesday night do not speak for all libyans. there have been spontaneous demonstrations on streets against extremists and expressing gratitude for the united states. another big one planned here in martyr square on friday. jeffrey kofman, tripoli. >>> in other news,
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: president obama came to the charlotte arena with several key points he wanted to convey. including that things were different from the jubilance of four years ago. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: he said there remained much work to do. but the country is on the right track. >> we're getting back to basics. and doing what america's always done best. we are making things again. >> reporter: he jeeringly, sneeringly, suggested mitt romney is not up to being commander in chief. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy in beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: and that romney's economic proposals would be a disaster for the middle-class. >> what did bill clinton call it? you do the arithmetic. >> reporter: the man known for his soaring oratory, saved the poetry for the end of his speech. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a
these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what does the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire. abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this. >> reporter: lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to the leaders there. saying it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis had a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on the
. united states united louis oostn hinds himself in second place. eagle. a stroke back at 11-under. but all chasing this guy, rory mcilroy. drops the birdie on 12. gets to 7-under. then after a magnificent approach, mcilroy drains the eagle on 18. shot a 6-under 65 for the second day in a row. holds a one-shot lead going into sunday's third round ione 'of my favorite head coaches don nelson is getting his due. he will be inducted into the hall of fame. >> it's a great way to cap it off, isn't it in it's incredible. i was very happy the way it ended up. everything was wonderful and to get the phone call i made the hall of fame, what a great day. >> you can see more on "after the game" or the entire interview on our web site. >> u.s. open highlights later in thecast, before we kick off the college football season with alabama and michigan. >> cal lost to nevada, some saying it could be the coach's last year? >> you have to give him credit. he created the prom program which build the stadium and built the facility so you should gave him two years so he can recruit the stadium. he has been recr
. >> we know the latino vote could be the deciding vote for the presidency of the united states of america. and so it is great to be doing this. it is very, very important. >> dolores who co founded the farmer's union knows president obama pretty well. three months ago he awarded andr leader the medal of freedom, country's highest honor. young latinos are motivated and the internet is their platform. >> and they are really excited about this election. it is a good thing. theirhers for theirfornia first meeting of the convention. they will be meeting priet bright and early with nancy pelosi at their hotel. we will be there too. >> and mark will be live this week from the democratic national convention in charlotte. you can get instant updates by following on him on our facebook page. mark is tweeting at matthews at abc.7. >>> he is a huge clint eastwood fan even though the invisible monologue at the republican convention. the hollywood star spoke with an imaginary president obama in an empty chair just before mitt romney spoke at the gop convention on thursday evening. usa today released an
breweries in the united states, and a thousand more planned. tasting is always done responsibly. >> alan: tens of authorities of spirit a wine lovers are expected in tomorrow forbrae again tomorrow for the bay area's biggest labor day weekend event. ♪ >> alan: it's the annual millbrae art wine festival, considered by in to be the last blast of summer. music is part of the fun with nine band performing and 250 artists artists and craftmakers displaying their skills, and the event includes a classic car skill and a microbrew tasting tent. >> do shopping for a birthday birthday or anniversary gift. >> the event wraps up tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. >> a lot of bay area residents are getting away this labor day weekend. according to a survey by trip adviser, 27% are planning to travel. that's up from 22% last year. among those traveling, 54% expect to drive and 31% plan to fly, and here's where bay area residents are going, carmel fold the list, followed by napa, lake tahoe, calistoga and santa cruz, and leigh glaser is standing b to how the us how the weather wl be. >> leigh: gre
which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says, but while he seizes on the president's line he can't change washington from inside and try to stay focused on jobs, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense battleground schedule. colorado tonight. a bus tour in ohio. campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any of the battleground states, but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. so, not surprisingly, the president hoping to block any momentum made a saturday visit, picking up a milwaukee brat. >> that's what a brat is supposed to look like right there. >> reporter: and hitting some fund-raisers of his own even though he won the state by 14 points, the obama campaign admits it's harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> reporter: that's what the president wants
of the united states is weighing in on the controversial call from monday night's game. >> but will the bungled call be enough to budge the two side in the lockout? it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> good what? >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >> it's good to be back in the saddle again. here we go. >> you were on assignment for a little bit. >> two-week assignment working during the daylight. which was strange, unnerving. back on the graveyard shift where i belong. >> missed you. i'm paula faris. we'll have the latest on the nfl referee lockout including the surprising background of the two refs who worked the monday night game. let's just say, lingerie has something to do with it. >>> also this half hour, new wildfire worries. the dangerous and very destructive season shows no signs of letting up. >> and then some big-time backlash for a father who says he was just being honest when he blogged about his two boys and told the world actually which son he likes best. you always see paren
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the next president of the united states of america! >> mitt's moment. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he did as president, when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> the challenger makes his case. >> what's missing is leadership in the white house! >> mr. president, real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> this man will lift up america. >> now is the moment where we can stand up and say, i'm an american. >>> today, we debate the big convention questions on the biggest stage of his life, did mitt romney seize the chance to connect with voters? will he see a convention bounce? or, did isaac and clint eastwood upstage his message? >>> and as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama persuade skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance? we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd, bill burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls conventions the seventh inning stretch of presiden
tennis player in the world says she was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association said she needed to slim down and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt as though i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so, you know, than a specific number for my weight. >> reporter: so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and won the finals. >> the reality is there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis, and if you look at lindsay davenport, if you look at serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes who achieved greatness. >> but patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development, tells a abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply sug
. and also, he has deported more immigrants than any other president in the history of the united states. but, on the other hand, we have mitt romney who's supporting arizona, who's supporting these very strange ideas of self-deportation. governor romney is not for the dream act. i believe, not for students. and is the first republican candidate who doesn't support immigration reform. here, you have latinos having to decide between a president who broke a promise, but, on the other hand, they have a candidate who's probably been attacking latinos for a long time. >> well, i think you have to stick with economy. as you said, hispanic voters in this country care about the divisions. obama's failures on immigration reform predate his presidency. it was great disappointment when george w. bush, the last person to champion immigration reform. they were trying to get something done, barack obama was nowhere. he was not part of the solution. he wasn't part of the coalition trying to do comprehensive reform. so i think romney can make the case that's a promise broken. but i think that romney has to k
for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. he spoke tonight a man of hard and bitter experience. a survivor. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: that's why vice president joe biden went all out, too. >> we can now proudly say what we have heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans who voted for him in 2008. and give them hope again. >> everyone did expect hope and change. and they
, asked romney about that 47%. >> translator: some may say you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> first of all, this is a campaign about heel. ing people who need help. and right now, the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney was asked about the young people, brought to this country illegally by their parents. president obama allowing them to stay for now. romney was asked, would he? >> for those that are already here, and are undocumented, and brought here by their parent, and therefore are illegal aliens in this country, my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: but he did not offer what that solution would be. telling me in the primaries that those here illegally should go home and get to the back of the line. >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. >> i have some friends apparently, not in favor of a deportation, mass deportation effort. rounding up 12 million people. i believe people make their own choices, as to whether they want to go h
produced in the united states. >>> and a scare for the u.s. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the chinese coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract has not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means 6 in 10 people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. adding billions to the cost each year to treat obesity-related diseases. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller
implications for reform nationwide. >>> and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. >>> and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. >>> and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health care law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. >>> also, fire crews in central was
. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government-dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio iowa late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses
to dance with me tonight ♪ >>> he's conquered the u.k. and now, he's taking over the united states. pop sensation, olly murs, invading times square this morning. he's been burning up the charts with his hit, "heart skips a beat." his new album, "right place, right time" is out in december. he's going to perform. but first, let's catch up with olly. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> you started singing karaoke. you got on "x factor." how did you get here? >> i saw the advert on tv. and three years later i did "x-factor" with simon cowell. here i am. thank you for having me. >> simon cowell said this is the easiest yes he had ever given. did you know at that point that you were going to make it? when simon cowell gave you that huge boost of approval? >> i thought he was lying, to be honest. it was amazing. it's every guy's dream or anyone who applies for "x-factor's" dream. >> touring america. what was that like? >> it was a great journey. we did the whole of america in six weeks. it was great to tour and meet with their fans. all of them have been amazing. really g
. >> the deadliest ever deployment for a unit of the indiana national guard. you can imagine what those guys @ >>> this morning on "world news now" -- battle in the buckeye state. the presidential candidates both zero in on ohio. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- battle in the buckeye state. the presidential candidates both zero in on ohio. >> we're going to have the latest numbers showing voter support shifting in crucial states. it's thursday, september 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we should let everybody know we're going to be gone tomorrow. >> we are not on assignment. you are going to baltimore with some friends. >> a girlfriend reunion. >> yeah, i'm going to new orleans. going to new orleans to chill out for a little bit and say good-bye to the daily staff of the "times-picayune." different story. we'll see you get together tuesday. short little break. >> in a moment, the all-important poll numbers, 40 days to go. ahead, breaking news back in the game. the nfl and referees hammering out a de
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